4 Field Squadron


Oct 1949 – Nov 1951

Men of the 4 Field Squadron RE somewhere in Hameln or around taken in 1949!


DatesLocationdeploymentunder command:Sub-units – Remarks
1949Germany: Holzminden21 Field Engineer Regiment
Oct 1949Germany: Hameln21 Field Engineer Regiment
Nov 1951Germany: Assaye Barracks, Nienburg 21 Field Engineer Regiment
Sept 1957Germany: Assaye Barracks, Nienburg HQRE 7 DivSupporting 7 Armd Bde
Jan 1958Germany: Fallingbostel HQRE 7 DivSupporting 7 Armd Bde
Apr 1958HQRE 5 DivHQRE 7 Div renamed HQRE 5 Div
Supporting 7 Armd Bde
Jul 19601 Div EngineersHQRE 5 Div renamed 1 Div Engineers
Supporting 7 Armd Bde
Jan 1961Germany: Assaye Barracks, Nienburg 1 Div Engineers
Apr 196121 Engineer Regiment 1 Div Engineers renamed 21 Engineer Regiment
30 Apr 1971
5 Aug 1971
Northern Ireland Tour: Long Kesh 21 Engineer Regiment Infantry Role
4 Jul 1973
7 Nov 1973
Northern Ireland Tour: Ballykelly
15 Dec 1974
11 Apr 1975
Northern Ireland Tour:
Kitchen Hill Factory, Lurgan
21 Engineer RegimentInfantry Role
25 Sep 1976
29 Dec 1976
Northern Ireland Tour:
21 Engineer RegimentInfantry Role
Apr 19781 Armd Div Engr Regiment21 Engineer Regiment renamed 1 Armd Div Engr Regiment
Apr 1979
Jul 1979
Northern Ireland Tour:
HMP Maze
1 Armd Div Engr RegimentInfantry Role
Jan 198121 Engineer Regiment1 Armd Div Engr Regiment renamed 21 Engineer Regiment
19911st Gulf War21 Engineer Regimentin Close Sp Orbat (? x Tank Bridges AVLB / AVRE).
01 Jun 1993
22 Nov 1993
Sept 1995Bosnia21 Engineer Regiment formed part of Task Force Alpha, part of UN Multi-National Brigade
1996Germany: Quebec Barracks, OsnabruckOp Grapple21 Engineer Regiment 
Feb 2000 21 Engineer Regiment Renamed 4 Armoured Engineer Squadron
Mar 2000Bosnia, Operation Palatine21 Engineer Regiment 
Aug 2008England: Catterick21 Engineer Regiment 
Apr 2010
Oct 2010
Afghanistan: Op Herrick 12
Oct 2012
Apr 2013
Afghanistan: Op Herrick 17

Special thanks to

Alan Young from British Army Units

who collected all these dates!

1949 – Men of the 4 Field Squadron RE / 21 Field Engineer Regiment building a Bailey Bridge

© Arnd Wöbbeking It is nice to have friends who keep their eyes and ears open and give me information, where to get photos about the British Forces in Hameln. So I never thought to get photos of the 4th Field Squadron RE. This unit was attached to the 21 Field Engineer Regiment and was only stationed in …

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    • Coops on September 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Hi, 4 Fd Sqn RE also carried out an Op Descant (Engineer) tour of Northern Ireland in 1989 from April to August.

    The Dates for the 1st Gulf War deployment were October 1990 to March 1991 serving under direct command and in support of 7th Armoured Brigade

    1. Thanks for the entry and further information on my page, it is very interesting to read! Cheers Arnd

    • Stuart Wakefield on März 3, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    From Dec. 81to April. 82 we were also in South Armagh at Castle Dillon with troops at Bessbrook, Forkill and Crossmaglen. I was therir REME Support.

    1. Hi Stuart,

      thanks fur further information , mate! Will add them soon as possible!

      Cheers Arnd

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